Preparing to interview a C-Level executive requires strategic planning and finesse. And when the executive lives out of town, you really need to pull out all the stops to pave the way for a flawless experience. By following some simple steps, you can ensure that you and your company make a stellar first impression. Below are seven key details to arrange when your company is interviewing a C-level executive from out of town.
Depending upon the length of the interview process and the executive’s hometown, you will likely need to book a hotel room for the applicant. This process should be undertaken with care to maximize their comfort and convenience while minimizing transit time to and from your office and the airport. Here are some tips to keep in mind when selecting a hotel:
First impressions really matter when courting a C-Level executive. And you only have one chance to make a great first impression on your applicant. Rather than leaving them to navigate through your airport, baggage claim, and ground transportation, plan to meet the applicant just outside of security. This will allow you to extend a warm welcome in person and provide you with an opportunity to do the following:
A clean, spacious vehicle driven by a trained chauffeur can help the interview process start off on the right foot. Most people who arrive at their destination airport after a long trip end up doing one of the following: endure a long wait and paperwork to secure a car rental; explore ride sharing options; or stand in line for a taxi service.
Securing a professional car service eliminates these hassles and maximizes convenience for the applicant. Additionally, you have a built-in mechanism for ensuring punctuality. Best of all, with a few clicks, you can arrange for the applicant to enjoy five-star transportation throughout their stay in your city. Depending on the applicant’s length of time in your city, you can hire a chauffeur for the following segments of the applicant’s visit:
According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), there are 32 million Americans who have at least one food allergy. And with the incidence of food allergies increasing 50% since 1997, a growing number of restaurants are making accommodations for guests with food allergies.
In spite of these statistics, food allergies and preferences are frequently overlooked when planning for an executive visit. You can set yourself apart from other companies by tending to this important detail in advance. Here are some questions to ask in advance to ensure that your guest is pleased with the food choices offered:
Hiring top talent is critical to the future success of your company. Attracting and hiring outstanding C-level executives is especially important, as they provide the leadership your company needs to prosper. To make your company attractive to top-tier C-Suite candidates, you need to present your company as an industry leader. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is to make sure that your operations are in tip-top shape. Here are some ways to do this:
If your interview process includes a tour of your offices and facilities, then the applicant will likely come into contact with some of your employees. You want to make sure that employees are on their best behavior and respectful of company policies and procedures. Here are a few reminders to issue to your team of employees in advance of the interview process:
The last thing you want after a successful interview is for your applicant to miss their flight home. The best way to prevent a missed flight is to make sure the interview process ends on time and reserve a professional car service to take the applicant to the airport. With the help of a trusted chauffeur and a relaxing ride in a luxury vehicle, you can ensure that the interview process ends on a positive note.